AT&T will start taking pre-orders of the BlackBerry Z10 tomorrow prior to its official date of release on March 22nd. This phone is not only a new device since BlackBerry has revamped its name and removed RIM. It will also introduce the newest OS from the company, along with as many as 70,000 initial applications to boot. It will run on the BlackBerry 10 OS and is 4G LTE-enabled.
AT&T is offering it at $199.99, which is $50 less than what T-Mo is offering its business customers. The Z10 looks sleek and promising with its dual core Snapdragon S4 chipset that clock in at 1.5GHz each. It has front and rear cameras at 8 and 2 MP, respectively and 2GB memory. It will come in black and white variants. Who knows, this might just be the redeeming factor that BlackBerry has been waiting for in "ages"?
Link: AT&T Website on Z10
According to a screenshot taken by the folks at Engadget, it looks to us like the cheapest HTC One on contract will be priced at $250. Engadget did not receive any official information regarding the flagship's pricing or specific availability. But this should give you some idea what the plans of AT&T will likely be.
The 64GB model looks like it will take a bit more time to get out of the gate, though the tipster says it will cost $299.99 when it's ready.
Other than AT&T, T-Mobile has announced that the HTC One is "coming soon" for $99 up-front, and rumors earlier today suggested Sprint's model would cost $199.99 with a two-year contract. AT&T's rumored $249.99 price-point would place the HTC One in direct competition with Samsung's Galaxy S4, which is already the clear winner when it comes to popularity.
It looks like HTC One max will also be on AT&T, according to GSMArena, who got a press photo of the phone courtesy of @evleaks. Initially, Sprint and Verizon Wireless were the only US carriers to carry the HTC One max in the United States. Therefore, the appearance of the phablet in AT&T livery surely caught us by surprise.
HTC One Max will get the latest Android release, coupled with the most up-to-date edition of HTC's proprietary Sense UI.
HTC One Max Features:
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA; LTE
- 5.9" 16M-color 1080p Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 373ppi pixel density
- Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean with Sense UI 5.5
- Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset
- 4 MP autofocus "UltraPixel" camera with 1/3" sensor size, 2µm pixel size; LED flash
- 1080p video recording @ 30fps with HDR mode, continuous autofocus and stereo sound
- HTC Zoe
- 2.1 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA; Wireless TV-out (Miracast)
- GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
- 16GB/32GB of built-in storage, expandable via a microSD slot
- MHL-enabled microUSB port
- Bluetooth v4.0
- Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Sleek aluminum body
- Front-mounted stereo speakers with BoomSound tech
- Class-leading audio output
As reported before, the Optimus G will be the world's first LTE smartphone to have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (1.5GHz). According to LG, this makes it "not just one of the fastest phones on the market, but also one of the most powerful."
The handset incorporates a 4.7 inch True HD IPS+ display (1280 x 768 pixels), QickMemo, Live Zooming, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of memory, MicroSD card support, and a strong 2,100 mAh battery. For many unknown reason, AT&T's Optimus G may have an 8MP rear camera, not really a 13MP one (like the international version). It appears like Sprint will keep the 13MP camera though. At launch, the smartphone will run Android 4.0 ICS, but an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is scheduled for later.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics today announced that the high-powered LG Optimus G superphone will be available in the United States on the AT&T and Sprint networks. As the world's first quad-core LTE (Long-Term Evolution) smartphone with the Qualcomm SnapdragonTM S4 Pro processor, LG Optimus G is not only one of the fastest phones on the market, but also one of the most powerful.
Designed to set a new standard in the industry, LG Optimus G combines LG's leading LTE, display and energy technologies with Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro processor to create an extremely fast and incredible mobile experience. Equipped with a high-density 2,100mAh battery and impressive 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display, Optimus G users can seamlessly multitask between personal, business and entertainment needs and go beyond the boundaries of traditional on-the-go smartphone capabilities.
"LG Optimus G is the culmination of cutting-edge technologies provided by LG's class-leading global entities," said James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing and go-to-market operations, LG Electronics USA. "Drawing upon expertise from the LG Mobile Communications Company, LG Display, LG Chem and LG Innotek , we have carefully designed a new superphone that encourages users to step beyond everyday boundaries and explore a limitless world of power and creativity."
The elegant yet sleek design and the imaginative user experience displayed in the new Optimus G are made possible thanks to a collection of technologies from industry-leading developers in their fields. State-of-the-art display technologies from LG Innotek and LG Display such as True HD IPS Plus and Zerogap Touch, a unibody unit that eliminates the gap between the glass and the LCD panel, harmonize to offer one of the slimmest, sharpest and clearest viewing experiences yet. The new battery from LG Chem has a longer life designed for multitasking. An ultra high-resolution, compact camera is employed in the Optimus G to offer super sharp photos without pixilation.
Sprint and AT&T will be among the first wireless service providers in the world to offer the LG Optimus G, which is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor - a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU processor with Asysnchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing, which enables each core to power up and down independently to increase performance while saving battery life.
Combined with LTE technology, the impressive processor allows users to easily and quickly view a video while running other apps at the same time. All of this power and functionality is housed in a light weight, eye-catching slim body to cater to fashionable lifestyles. LG developed and patented Crystal Reflection to give the back cover the ability to display different patterns depending on the angle and lighting. The intricate pattern gives Optimus G a clean finish reminiscent of a jewel.
The Optimus G creates the perfect combination of pleasure and functionality through a unique user experience not seen on any other device. While mobile communication, business, and entertainment are easily accommodated with the Optimus G, the all-new device can also release one's inner artist with a wide range of features including:
The QSlide Function shows two different screens simultaneously on one display so users can quickly send an important work email while playing a graphic-intense video at the same time.
QuickMemo allows users to take notes on captured documents or photos with their fingers and instantly share with colleagues as an attachment or URL.
Live Zooming enhances viewing experiences by enabling consumers to zoom in up to five times while watching video to see small details normally hidden on the screen.
Photographs can be intensified with camera capabilities like Time Catch Shot, which empowers the user to choose the best photo among various shots taken before the shutter button is pressed.
Dual Screen Dual Play not only allows mirroring between the smartphone and a TV or monitor, it also has the ability to display different content on each screen. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the monitor while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes.
Creativity is also put to the test by the Icon Personalizer, which allows consumers to customize the sizes and images of their most-used apps.
Advanced 13 MP or 8 MP rear-facing camera with Time Catch Shot, "cheese shutter" and Smart Shutter and Low Light Shot Noise Reduction
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system
Qualcomm SnapdragonTM S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHZ Quad-Core Krait CPUs and LTE
32 GB of memory or 16 GB of on-board memory and microSD slot pre-loaded with a 16GB SD card that can accommodate up to 64GB of expandable memory
- 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus Display (1280 x 768 pixels)
- Display technologies including Zerogap Touch
- 2,100mAh battery
- Bluetooth® Version 4.0
- Additional Features:
- 1.3 MP front-facing camera
- Capable of 2G/3G/ 4G LTE networks
- Crystal Reflection glass finish
- DualScreen Dual Play feature that wirelessly displays different content on both a TV and the smartphone
Screen Zooming allows zooming in and out of lists in music player, email, text messages and the photo gallery for increased visibility.
SOURCE LG Electronics USA
Service provider ATT today announced the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The newest 5.5 inch Android Jelly Bean handset will be available to AT&T customers starting November 9 - just two weeks after Sprint launches its version.
Similar to Sprint, ATT will ask $299.99 for the Samsung Galaxy Note II with a contract. Pre-orders will begin on October 25.
As you may already know, the Samsung Galaxy Note II has a quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.6GHz, LTE connectivity, S Pen, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front-facing camera, and a 3,100 mAh battery.
Verizon, T-Mobile and US Cellular may also launch the Samsung Galaxy Note II in the US, but haven't provided specific launch dates yet. Here's the ATT press release.
Beginning Nov. 9 customers interested in picking up a Samsung Galaxy Note® II will be able to purchase one for $299.99 with a two-year agreement in all AT&T* stores and online. Online pre-orders for this highly anticipated device are planned for Oct. 25 at www.att.com/galaxynoteii.
Announced last month, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the first smartphones launching at AT&T to feature a quad-core processor. Galaxy Note II uses a 1.6 GHz quad-core ExynosTM processor with powerful graphics capabilities. The Galaxy Note II is thinner and narrower than the first Galaxy Note, and it improves upon the original with longer battery life, as well as enhancements to the S PenTM. AT&T is the only carrier to offer the original Samsung Galaxy NoteTM at $199.99 with a two-year agreement.
The Galaxy Note II will run on AT&T's 4G LTE network. It will ship running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on its beautiful 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLEDTM display, perfect for customers who want the productivity of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone. The 8-megapixel camera allows users to easily share their photos with friends through Share Shot, while S BeamTM lets you quickly share videos, pictures, maps and more with other Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S® III devices.
AT&T customers have access to the nation's largest 4G network**, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** 4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
Samsung, Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Exynos, S Beam and Super AMOLED are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other application usage patterns.
Last week, T-Mobile has rolled out updates for its Galaxy Note II, those subscribes with Galaxy Note II on the AT&T network was wondering where are their updates for their version of Galaxy Note II.
Well, we finally have good news for you. Inside a statement delivered to Engadget, AT&T revealed that it'll begin pushing an update to its Galaxy Note II tomorrow, Dec. 27, that'll include the Multi-Window feature. The newest software update will probably be rolled out to users on the air. AT&T's full statement is as follows:
"AT&T plans to begin rolling out a software update for Samsung Galaxy Note II customers that includes the Multi-Window feature, which allows the user to divide the screen into two active "windows" creating a split screen that enables fluid multitasking between applications. The update will be available for download over the air beginning Dec. 27."
Reported by Engadget, if you have a Galaxy S III with AT&T, you had the chance to download and install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean since last month, but the rollout wasn't so mooth and it was only limited to updates using Samsung Kies. Not OTA (over-the-air).
Finally, AT&T has Engadget that an OTA (over-the-air) update will be available beginning today to anyone who is still using Ice Cream Sandwich, though it'll require a WiFi connection. Still, this is a much better situation for the vast majority of Samsung Galaxy S III owners who may not have even realized that an update was even offered to them in the first place.
According to AT&T Forum, a small update has been pushed out to their version of the Galax S II, please make sure you check your phone for any updates.
Statement from AT&T's forum
As some of you have already noted, an update is available for the Samsung Galaxy SII.
The update includes fixes for devices that may become unresponsive and/or power down while sitting idle on rare occasions. It also enhances security to protect against malware vulnerability. You will receive a notification on your phone to update.
NOTE - You must have updated to Android version 4.0 to receive notification of the new software update
In case you are wondering what's in the update. The update includes software fixes an issue where devices would become unresponsive or power down while idle. It also includes the requisite "security enhancements."
This is rolling out over the air, so hit your Settings app to find it or just wait for the notification to show up.
Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone, the Galaxy S 4, is making a big move into the US today with an online arrival at Sprint and in-store availability at AT&T
The Galaxy S4 features a stunning 5″ Full HD Super AMOLED display panel, an Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, a Tri-Core PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, (or a Quad-Core Snapdragon 600 CPU clocked at 1.9GHz and Adreno 320 GPU, depending on the market) and 2GB of RAM. The device has a 13MP camera which capable of shooting up to Full HD 1080p videos at 30FPS and a 2.1MP front facing camera which is capable of shooting up to Full HD 1080p videos, as well.
The Galaxy S4 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung's new TouchWiz UX 2.0 out of the box. The device also includes Samsung's Smart Features: Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll and Smart Pause, Air Gestures, S Voice, S Health and S Translator.
Above image is the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini for the US carriers. According to evleaks, it has revealed three new hues from the S4 mini, arriving on AT&T and Sprint networks in the US.
AT&T will be getting an extremely flashy shade of pink, or hot pink because it is often referred to. That one is bound to divide opinions but there is no shortage of people that like pink devices.
Sprint has got the more sober shades. You have the standard monochrome, or Black Mist and White Frost, as Samsung likes to call them.
Other than the colors, they are identical to the existing Galaxy S4 mini available in the US.
What do you guys think about the pink Galaxy S4 mini?
Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom hits AT&T for $200 on-contract on November 8th.
The Galaxy S 4 zoom is really a 4G LTE smartphone that includes a 16-megapixel camera with 10 x optical zoom. The lens includes a by hand adjustable zoom ring that enables customers to spin to zoom out and in. The devoted shutter button and Optical Image Stabilizer permit easy shooting. The Universe S 4 zoom captures video at 30fps in 1080p or 60fps at 720p, featuring a built-in Xenon expensive and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone's screen is really a beautiful 4.3" Super AMOLED display.
Advanced camera features include:
- 10x Optical Zoom - Capture beautiful images from far away or up close accurately and easily
- Smart Modes -Choose from one of 25 pre-set camera modes, like Sunset, Best Face, Drama, and Panorama to capture the best photo possible
- 16-megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor - The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer helps keep the camera perfectly still, reducing blur and stabilizing the image
In a move which should surprise nobody, AT&T announced this morning that it will are the exclusive U.S. carrier for Nokia's flagship Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 handset, continuing its lock-down from the high-end Lumia line. The Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7 handset has also been AT&T-only.
The company additionally announced promises to carry the more mainstream Lumia 820. Both phones will show up on store shelves by using an unspecified November day, though earlier reports pegged the launch for November 2nd.
We were impressed by the Lumia 920's colorful exterior, crisp PureView-powered pictures and its sharp, bright display whenever we saw the product firsthand at Nokia's launch event. The phone packs several particularly nifty features, including wireless charging as well as the augmented reality City Lens app. The Lumia 820, meanwhile, sports an exhibition of slightly lower - however HD - resolution compared to Lumia 920 and interchangeable shells rather than wireless charging. With all these great features, we are wondering, will you buy one?
Better plan choices are coming for AT&T customers who feel like the usual 20GB data limit is a bit short for them. Newer pooled plans to be offered allow more internet usage as well as calls and text messages.
Customers can now choose 20-50 GB plans for all their mobile data requirements and these naturally come in various budgets as well. For example, the 30 GB plan is around $300/month, which is quite expensive for a family who needs more data than the typical option. An increment of $100 for every 10 GB additional is implemented on the plan prices.
AT&T also sets limits as to the number of users who can share in a particular plan. Aside from the additional fee to be paid for each smartphone that will join in an account, only a total of 10 devices will only be allowed to be associated with the account. Businesses are allowed more number of devices, so it is a more attractive option if you are a company. Naturally, usage in excess of the plan allotted will be charged $15/GB. Another option is a data-only plan for a monthly fee of $335 that will allow you to use up to 50 GB data. No unlimited plan exists as of moment.